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iris xanthogranuloma

Thursday 6 November 2008

xanthogranuloma of the iris


- juvenile xanthogranuloma of the iris


- histiocytes
- lymphocytes
- multinucleated giant cells
- eosinophilic leukocytes.

The histiocytes stain positive for CD68, CD45, and factor XIIIa and negative for S-100 and CD1a.

Differential diagnosis

- iris melanoma


- Sukavatcharin S, Cursino S, Li G, Green RL, Lim JI, Rao NA. Xanthogranuloma of the iris simulating melanoma in an adult. Am J Ophthalmol. 2007 Mar;143(3):529-31. PMID: 17317408